This initiative is in support of the world’s leading airlines' commitment to achieving 2050 Fly Net Zero Carbon Emissions
Bangkok / 8 August 2023 – Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited strengthens its sustainability commitment by promoting the “Fly Net Zero 2050” campaign through various projects and one of the latest projects is a creative upcycling of products made from used staff uniforms. The upcycled products include aprons for airport lounge staff, cloth bags, and water cup bags. The project is estimated to help reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) by around 307.44 kilograms. In addition to that, the airline also implements a “Drop Box” project to encourage passengers to participate and be part of Bangkok Airway’s sustainability journey. Drop Box is a station where passengers can drop used bottles or recyclable materials which the airline will further manage according to their waste management procedures. Currently, the Drop Box stations are located in Bangkok Airways' Boutique Lounges (Domestic and International) at Suvarnabhumi Airport.
Mrs. Ariya Prasarttong-Osoth, Executive Committee member and Chairperson of Corporate Social Responsibility, Bangkok Airways PCL commented, “To further reinforce our commitment to reduce environmental impact from our operations as well as to the world’s leading airlines' commitment to achieving 2050 Net Zero Carbon Emissions. We, therefore, initiated a used uniforms upcycling project, where we invited our staff to donate their used uniforms so that we can have those old uniforms transformed into new products through upcycling processes. This project not only promotes the idea of circular economy as we take something already made and then turn it into a new item to use in our business, which is a limited edition apron for our airport lounge agents but also emphasizes our “Love Earth – Save Earth” campaign where we focus on climate change management and waste management.”
Bangkok Airways strives to highlight its sustainability slogan “Connect Your Happiness” which involves the coordinated efforts of the entire value chain. The used uniforms upcycling project is a collaboration between Bangkok Airways and Circular Industry Company Limited, where 150 kilograms of used uniforms were color-sorted and underwent the process of producing new fabrics without bleaching to avoid making a negative impact on the environment, including PM2.5 particles that might occur during a process of dissolving used uniforms. Upcycling is the creative recovery of materials of any kind, fabrics, or garments, the techniques transform used clothes into new and environmentally friendly products. Some of the products from our upcycling project are 300 pieces of products including aprons, cloth bags, and water cup bags. This is equivalent to 307.44 kilograms of carbon dioxide (CO2) if we use the traditional way of dissolving used clothes. Moreover, it also helps to save around 1,826 kilowatts/hour of electricity. At the same time, this initiative also helps build awareness amongst our passengers to see the importance of waste separation and how to do it efficiently through our demonstration of the “Drop Box.” All plastic bottles collected in our drop box stations will be handed over to the Circular Industry Company Ltd. for their plastic fibers conversion process. This will not only help utilize the recyclable materials but also help add value to what is once called “trash.”
“Furthermore, to continue our “Waste Segregation for Wonderful Benefits,” project, Bangkok Airways will set up waste-sorting bins inside the boutique passenger lounges (domestic and international) at Suvarnabhumi Airport in September this year, and then we will implement the same practice at other airports under the management of Bangkok Airways in a later time, to collect more of recyclable materials and reduce unrecyclable wastes” Mrs. Ariya added.
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